divorce in india
Dragged endlessly in court, it impacts our emotional, physical, and spiritual health.
Treat their advice, comments, recommendations, opinions and “guidance” with caution.
She took control of her life.
Never before has a percentage of the husband's income been fixed as maintenance or alimony.
Why are we so invested in hurting someone we are breaking ties with?
Will Do Away With Triple Talaq In 18 Months, No Need Of Govt Interference, Says Muslim Personal Law Board
'Gender equality and dignity of women are non negotiable'
'There is this bias that a woman should be happy with whatever she gets, rather than what is her right.'
A father paying maintenance towards his child is entitled to visitation rights: Delhi HC
What makes Indian men so stingy with their assets?
An interesting case has been referred to me, where both the husband and wife have corporate jobs and are drawing a salary
The disillusionment started very early on after the wedding...
Last week, a silver Mercedes parked outside my gate, blocking the entry to my house. When I asked the driver of the car to
A recent judgement of the Supreme Court has once again thrown the spotlight on the socio-legal characteristics of divorce
There’s been a lot of debate around the issue of triple talaq of late, especially since the Supreme Court started hearing a petition questioning its legal validity. Here, rather than going into the merits of the petition, I want to present the sociolegal aspects of triple talaq as experienced by three Muslim women -- Salma (28), Shaheen (45) and Sajjida (48) – who spoke to me in my capacity as a lawyer about the travails they are facing.
Although the Catholic Church does not permit divorce, it does have an internal legal process that allows believers to obtain a ruling that a marriage bond wasn't valid on the grounds of one or more defects. If such a finding is obtained, then a Catholic is able to remarry with the recognition of their church. A new Supreme Court ruling, however, forces Catholics to seek a secular divorce as well.
Interim maintenance is usually considered to be the right of a woman going through a divorce and rightly so because of the tough financial conditions she may face as the marriage is dismantled. But what happens if the woman is working and capable of providing for herself financially? Let me illustrate with an interesting case that I am handling.
On most occasions, you think that lawyers are telling you stuff you already know. Sometimes they will say things you don't want to hear. Sometimes they will use legalese meant only to confuse you. They will also frustrate you with their lack of interest, wastage of paper, inability to stick to time, et al.
Strangely, enough, I continue to believe in relationships and emotional dependency. Honestly, I only hate divorce because the last casualty of the process of divorce is the person you were in that marriage--the one that believes in forevermore and happily ever after.
The truth of the matter is that divorce is a common occurrence in an economically evolved India. People are not willing to put-up with all the unhappiness and sorrow that bad marriages entail.